· TDE-affiliated, but Def Jam-signed singer Jhene Aiko puts out a brand new video single titled Burning Man (3:16pm). This may appear on her upcoming debut album Souled Out, but there’s no confirmation of that yet. The atmospheric video was shot by Topshelf Junior. This is awesome.
· Joey Bada$$ puts out a nostalgic joint titled 20 Miles from back when he was known as JayOhVee for #PROERAweek. The song uses the beat, which is more commonly known as Mos Def’s Umi Says or Kendrick Lamar’s Heart Part 1 and was supposed to appear on a mixtape titled New Kid On The Block [...]
· We have very mixed feelings about Curren$y jumping on the trap wave. Here’s a new freestyle titled Kingpin, in which Curren$y takes on Young Scooter’s Colombia single. Artistic diversity is great, this here, however, not very much so.
· Gucci Mane keeps spamming the scene with more free music and we’re becoming less excited with each release. Free Bricks 2 is a collaboration tape between him and his Brick Squad artist Young Scooter. Peep the guest features from Waka Flocka Flame, Wale, Young Dolph and Big Bank Black.
· GBE’s Fredo Santana offers a brand new mixtape, which is titled Fredo Kruger. Look out for guest features from Chief Keef, Juelz Santana, Soulja Boy, Future, Young Scooter, Fat Trel as well as other GBE usuals. Production comes from Young Chop, Mike Will Made It and more. This is a must have for trap/drill fans.
· We always welcome new Azealia Banks. This fun house/dubstep-influenced song titled Barely Legal is Azealia’s rendition of The Strokes’ 2001 single Barely Legal with a reworked beat by Lindbergh Palace. We like it, but there’s something about it that keeps it us from giving it “hot” status. Maybe we’ll just do that later.